|A ROGUE IN HIS ROBES|
He has been clocking in to the Lords to claim a daily £300 and then doing sweet FA.
You would have thought a spell in 'clink' would have shamed him into hiding away at his Essex piggery.
Hanningfield was nicked for putting down £270,000 of expenses on the Essex County Council credit card!
But why do these nonentities with very ordinary surnames choose such grandiloquent titles...Paul White=Hanningfield;the Gummer Boys= Chadlington & Deben?
What will Cockell choose? Something crustacean? Suggestions please....
Pooter Cockell,our ex leader of K&C, whose staggering expenses were criticised by most of the national media, including the Daily Mail, (read HERE) was able to claim his expenses were ok'd by the chief executive....so that's alright then!
Anyway, anxious to make ends meet Milord H buzzed the old Dame asking if she would pass a message to Pooter.
The Dame, happy to oblige an old lag, agreed.
'Milord' Hanningfield had heard his old friend, Pooter, was going to become, like him, an 'aristocrat'.
Ever keen to turn an honest or (dishonest) penny or two he was keen to know if Pooter might want to hire his robes cheap?
The ever solicitous Dame asked about size... the squat and crooked ex councillor assured the Dame, "Cockell and I are both short and fat-the fit will be fine"